Weight Loss Program
There’s never been a better time to invest in YOU! Join the YMCA’s Weight Loss Program.
This twelve-week program is designed to help you focus on ways to make small changes in your routines to support your weight loss goals, forming sustainable healthy habits. Each week participants will do a private weigh-in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight loss, discuss as a group successes/challenges/suggestions around the weekly topic, and develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics covered during the program include: nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting and sustainability. Ages 18+.
If you would like to learn strategies and build habits for healthy, sustainable weight loss and weight management, the YMCA’s Weight Loss Program may be for you. Space is limited. Give yourself the best YOU yet with the support and tools to live a healthier life.
For more information, please call 509 777 9622.
Cost: $95 for Y Members, $275 Community Members (includes 12 weeks of facility access)
New classes will start February 2019. Check back soon for registration details.
Actively Changing Together (ACT)
For youth age 8 – 14 yrs and their parents
Ready for a healthy change? Looking for ways to help your child eat well and be more active? Actively Changing Together (ACT) is a 12-week program promoting healthy nutrition, activity and lifestyles. Start creating healthy habits with your child that can last a lifetime. ACT appeals to children and parents with engaging, fun and unique activities. By actively changing together, parents and kids can learn how to create healthy lifestyle habits as a family. Specially trained Y staff offer guidance and encouragement for eating well, playing often and preventing health conditions associated with being overweight.
This program is free for families thanks to grant funding. Call 509 777 9622 with any questions.
This class is primarily designed for older active adults or those recovering post-surgery. Blood pressures are taken at the beginning of class. Warmup exercises simulate everyday living activities then the class moves to the weight room to incorporate light use of cardio and weight machines. A cool down and stretch ends the class. See Group Exercise Schedules.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a FREE program tailored to fit the specific needs of cancer survivors who would like to improve their quality of life. Our certified Lifestyle Coaches and personal trainers have undergone specialized training in the elements of cancer, rehabilitative exercise and supportive cancer care. Sessions are offered in a small group environment with exercise protocols customized for each individual.
Read news release showing significant gains for cancer survivor participants.
The LIVESTRONG Foundation
There can – and should be – life after cancer for the more than 32.6 million people around the world affected by cancer. Creating connections for needed support, leveraging funding and resources to spur innovation, and engaging communities and leaders to drive social change, the foundation known for the iconic yellow wristband puts its mission in motion by inspiring and empowering those affected by cancer. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.
This might be for you if…
- You are a survivor 18 years or older
- You have been medically cleared by your doctor to participate in a physical activity program. Our staff can provide support in obtaining an official medical clearance at the time of program entry but you are encouraged to discuss your interest in participation with your medical team before initiating a pre-registration interview.
- You have completed portions of treatment that could limit full participation, such as surgeries that require downtime for recovery, treatment protocols which require immune system protocols limiting contact with others, etc.
- You completed treatment years ago but did not previously get the help needed to reclaim your health either through spirit, mind or body, or all.
- You possess a strong personal desire and commitment to attend all classes. The commitment of the program requires twice-weekly meetings for 12 consecutive weeks.
- You give your permission for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA coaches to talk with your healthcare team, if needed
- You are physically able to participate in most of the activities
- You are willing to complete required forms
November 6, 2019
YMCA Corporate Offices, 1126 N Monroe
Each orientation class is 2 hours – Space is limited
In order to participate in the upcoming 2020 classes, participants need to attend this meeting.
Winter 2020 Classes are Monday and Thursday 6:30-8pm:Central YMCA Jan 6- Apr 2 or Valley YMCA Feb 20 – May 11
This an opportunity for cancer survivors to learn about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and to complete their pre-registration interview (required for admission to a class). Survivors who are curious about the structure and content of the program, as well as those who know they want to participate in the program, should plan to attend. Attendees will receive priority for placement into upcoming classes.
Please call 509 777 9622 for general information about the program.
Learn helpful tips from our registered dietitians in a one hour lecture. Monthly topics include Healthy Foods for Picky Eaters, Meal Planning, How to Navigate the Grocery Store.
Ages 18+. Work one-on-one with a registered dietitian to bring healthy eating into your life. Whether you are looking to eat better, lose weight, or you are an athlete wanting to increase performance, our staff will create a nutrition plan to meet your needs. For more information, contact the Health & Wellness Director at your Y branch.
Nutrition Small Group
Your nutrition habits play a significant role in your overall health. Consuming a healthy diet can help you feel your best, prevent and control many chronic diseases, and aid in weight loss and weight maintenance. Learn how toe at well with practical and factual advice from our registered dietitians. Topics may include Foundations for a Healthy Diet, Meal Planning, Emotional Eating Chronic Disease Prevention, Behavior Modification for Long-Term Weight Management, and others. For more information, contact the Health & Wellness Director at your Y branch.
Pedaling for Parkinson's
Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace – optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease but it is changing the lives of increasing numbers of participants who, before, had no hope beyond medication and eventually surgery to slow the progression of their disease.
You should participate if you are:
- 18 – 75 years
- Diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
- Willing to complete and submit signed consent form and medical clearance
- Agree to periodic progress monitoring
- Do not have cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension, or stroke, dementia, other medical conditions that are contraindicative to exercise.
This program is free for Parkinson’s patients
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. This highly effective, evidenced-based, self-care educational program from family caregivers builds the skills caregivers need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving in a six week program emphasizing self-care and empowerment. The Caregiver Help Book is included. For more information contact Nicole Manus, Community Health Director, 509 777 9622 x 119.